Wyoming Department of Corrections

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The Wyoming Department of Corrections (WDOC) is a state agency of Wyoming that operates adult correctional facilities. It is headquartered in Suite 100 of the 1934 Wyott Drive building in Cheyenne.[1]

History[edit]

In November 1990 Wyoming voters approved a constitutional amendment that abolished the Wyoming State Board of Charities and Reform. The institutions of the former state agency were divided and given to other agencies; the Department of Corrections, created in 1991, took responsibility of the adult correctional facilities and also absorbed the adult parole functions of the Wyoming Department of Probation and Parole.[2]

Facilities[edit]

Institutions include:[3]

Fallen officers[edit]

Since the establishment of the Wyoming Department of Corrections, two officers have died in the line of duty.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact Us". Wyoming Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 22, 2010.
  2. ^ "About the Department of Corrections". Wyoming Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 22, 2010.
  3. ^ "Contact Institutions". Wyoming Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 22, 2010.
  4. ^ "Newcastle city, Wyoming". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on December 12, 2010.
  5. ^ "Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution (WMCI)". Goshen County GIS Department. 2009. Retrieved on December 12, 2010.
  6. ^ "Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution". Wyoming Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 22, 2010.
  7. ^ The Officer Down Memorial Page

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